Kelly Rowland’s 80/20 Rule For Looking & Feeling Amazing

(Photo credit: Kelly Rowland Instagram)

Kelly Rowland has sold over 90 million albums, but never once comes across as a diva, having a negative attitude or just plain mean. Even after the death of her mom in 2014, Rowland still stands tall. Rowland admits she expresses herself “through my creativity, which I didn’t understand as much at first, but now I get it more than I ever have. It came from having [my son] Titan and losing my mom [Her mother, Doris Rowland Garrison, died in 2014 a few weeks after her Titan was born]. It hit a switch in me about the greatness and beauty, the quickness and simplicity of life. People just want to be happy.”

And apart of her being happy is making time for herself. That includes paying attention to her body and working out.

In addition to working out five to six times a week, the Grammy Award-winning songstress swears by the 80/20 rule: she feeds her toned physique, sleek abs and glowing skin nutrient-rich, whole foods 80% of the time and indulges in what she really wants to eat (usually the not-so-healthy foods, like sweets) 20% of the time. This way of eating isn’t really dieting, but more like a lifestyle change.

If the results of Kelly’s labor have motivated you to eat healthier, here are three tips to help incorporate her 80/20 rule into your own lifestyle.

(Photo credit: Kelly Rowland Instagram)

1. Taste the rainbow.
Yes, just like the Skittles tagline, except instead of candy, your plate should be full of colorful fruits and vegetables. Upgrade fruits and vegetables from side dish status to the main entrée. Red peppers…green kale…purple eggplant – how many colors can you combine in a single meal? It will be fun to find out! Try to buy organic fruits and vegetables when possible.

2. Plan your meals.
Being unprepared makes it easy for your 80/20 rule to turn into 30/70 ruin, so set yourself up for success by creating a meal plan. Start by planning out your meals – including healthy snacks – for one week. Eventually, you may be able to plan and shop for meals for an entire month. What does a typical 80% day look like for Kelly Rowland? Here’s an example of a…